The ninth edition of the International Digital Emmy Awards at MIPTV took place on Monday, April 7, 2014 during the opening festivities.
The ceremony was attended by over 300 international executives from the
television, broadband, and mobile industries, organized in partnership
with Reed Midem and sponsored by the Bell Fund of Canada.
There were 12 nominees in 3 categories, Digital Program: Children &
Young People; Digital Program: Fiction and Digital Program: Non-Fiction.
The Nominations spanned ten countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada,
Israel, Japan, Kenya, Portugal, Singapore, the Netherlands and the
from Kenya (Children & Young People), Australia (Fiction) and the
United Kingdom (Non-Fiction). The Pioneer Prize was presented to
YouTube, with Alex Carloss, Head of Entertainment accepting.
(Well Told Story) a multi-media communications platform that inspires
young people to become entrepreneurs and raise awareness about
challenges they encounter in their daily lives, won the Children &
Young People category for the second time. Shujaaz.FM, the first
installment of the show, won in 2012.
Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) / Ludo Studio P/L) a digital
crowd-sourced comedy series that challenges Australia's most popular
YouTube creators, won the Fiction category.
D-Day: As It Happens (Windfall
Films and Digit London for Channel 4) a 24 hour event, in which viewers
could follow the lives of seven real people in 1944, across TV, the
web, and Twitter, in real time, won the Non-Fiction category.
All nominated programs were showcased at MIPCube, during a special session, sponsored by the Bell Fund of Canada and designed to give MIPTV participants the opportunity to see excerpts of the programs and meet the nominees.